Tucson Journals

Wonderful Tucson

A June 2002 trip to Tucson by kdhampton

Worldmark Rancho Vistoso Photo, Tucson, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Fell in love with Tucson over the week. So many wonderful things to do and see!

Worldmark Rancho Vistoso

Hotel | "WorldMark at Vistoso"

Worldmark Rancho Vistoso Photo, Tucson, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:Mt. Lemmons, HoneyBee Park, Sonoran Desert Living Museum, and Sabino Canyon.Best Things About the Resort:Beautiful area. Gorgeous landscaping. Still a feeling that you are "out" of the city.Resort Experience:We had a three-bedroom timeshare right by the hot tub. We watched the quail outside our patio each day. There were also a family of javelina that came out and ate the flowers in the flowerbeds at night. We were close to the beautiful golf course and enjoyed walking the neighborhood everyday. The pool was terrific after a long day of hiking. You could hang on the side of the pool, look into the desert, and smell the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2004

Worldmark Rancho Vistoso
13355 North Hidden Springs Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
(520) 498-6406

Rubio's Baja Grill Fresh Mexican

Restaurant | "Rubio's Baja Grill"

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Well, we're hooked! We had traveled all day and were tired, hungry, and CRANKY! We decided to pull into the very next place we saw, and it was Rubio's Baja Grill. When we went in we noticed that it was all about fish tacos, fish burritos, fish quesadillas . . .oh my. I'm not a fish girl, but one taste and we were all hooked. Lobster quesadillas and fish tacos were fantastic! We ate at Rubio's four or five times that week. We even look on their website to see where they are when we travel so we can enjoy it again.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 14, 2004

Rubio's Baja Grill Fresh Mexican
2906 N Campbell
Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 319-9881

Mount Lemmon

Attraction

Mount Lemmon Photo, Tucson, Arizona
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Well, on a beautiful 100 plus degree day in Tucson we drove up Mt. Lemmon for a lovely hike. It's such a wonderful change in scenery. With every turn, the landscape changes. From the saguaros to the pine trees.

We took the ski lift to the top of Mt. Lemmon and hiked down the lovely trail to the bottom of the ski area. We were so glad we had my husband's backpack. We were pulling jackets out of our backpacks to keep warm. The cool, crisp air is such a delightful change from the hot, dry air of the desert below.

You gotta love it!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2004

Mount Lemmon
Catalina Highway
Tucson, Arizona 85619
+1 520 547 7510

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The Sonoran Desert Living Museum is a great to get up close and personal with the local plant life and animals. Spring is absolutely the best time to go when the all the cactus are in bloom. The fragrance and beauty are magnificent. I'm always amazed at the number of animal species that live in the desert. For the most part, they live in habitat very similar to that they would encounter in the wild. They even have a very comprehensive collection of local spiders, reptiles and insects. The docents are very informative.

We make it a "must see" each time we are in the area.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2004

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
(520) 883-1380

Biosphere 2

Attraction | "Back to the future - Biosphere 2"

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As you turn the corner, you begin to see what looks like a community in outer-space. The buildings look some sort of "mother ship". You check in and wait for the tour to begin. Once it starts you are totally amazed to think that people were actually confined to this environment for just over two years. They ate what they grew. And at times, that wasn't very much. They had to be very careful what they used, even as far as cleaning products, etc. so as not contaminate their environment. We really enjoyed the tour and wish we could've seen it in its "glory days". We loved the stories about the people who lived there and how the coped and their daily lives. What dedication. It's a tr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2004

Biosphere 2
32540 S Biosphere Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85623
(520) 896-6200